Sobby Boy #12 — Running Into Screen Savers

September 30th, 2021


I miss when people were stealth ants.


Uhhhh, so we get yet another over-long montage to an insert song they commissioned but couldn't fit in anywhere, except it's another lie-world. The astronauts are trapped in screen saver land, except not, because here comes the kid who was being groomed to be a horseman of the apocalypse to tell them that everybody else has died, disappeared, or otherwise turned into trees, I guess? Boy, I'm sure glad all those billion plot threads wrapped up cleanly. The real story was that they learned to follow their hearts… back to a different version of their world, but the same, and nothing really mattered, but the dead girl is alive again in this world, unless it's a different one. The end.

Were… Were we supposed to have learned life lessons along the way? Were we supposed to have made friendships? There are Futurama montages that developed deeper and more meaningful relationships than these mopey kids. Hell, they're not even really friends at the end of it, or even trying to be. They've not discovered newfound joy in each other, people, regular existence, or anything. I'm not sure they've learned anything or changed at all. So what's the takeaway even supposed to be here? Crazy stuff happens, but we successfully rejected everything and fled back to the morose life that we begrudgingly low key despise. Hooray for manic pixie dream girls though. 


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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • The Phantom says:

    In the end, the future refused to change.

  • The Phantom says:

    I cant help but listen to the acoustic version of the ending that played at the end over and over, one part of me think he is struggling to hit the high notes, another think he is doing it on purpose as if he is suffering somehow. I hardly care at this point I think it sounds way better than intended. It sounds beautiful if that even makes sense.